KARACHI Three months after taking over as the President of Hockey India, 83 year old provincial lawmaker Vidya Stokes has resigned because she said it was burden to continue at the top. Although she said the position carries a lot of responsibilities, but the resignation is being widely interpreted as a move to appease the sports ministry, which had de-recognized HI for flouting its age guidelines. But Stokes, who was elected as HI president by defying the governments age limit guidelines, said she decided to quit the post to concentrate on her political career. Stokes won an acrimonious election in August against former captain Pargat Singh. Stokes resignation was announced through a statement by HI, which claimed that the decision was in accordance with her commitment made to the sports minister to step down after the Commonwealth Games. Stokes said no one had told her to resign. A Himachal Pradesh MLA, Stokes is an active member of Indian National Congress from 1970. Stokes said Secretary General Narinder Batra will discharge the additional work of HI president till necessary arrangements are made by the Hockey India Executive Board.